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Post by nksports » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:33 am

[quote=""south florida basketball""]Rumour is of a group investors are ready to apply for a ECHL expansion franchise for Memphis playing out of the Fed EX Form. The River kings play across the border and downgraded from the Central Hockey to the SPHL.[/quote]

Allow me to name the team:
Either the Graceland Hipshakers or the Memphis Sun, Stax or Volt.

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Post by toad455 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:10 am

The trainwreck experiment that was the Chicago Express will not return for the 2012-13 season.

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Post by jvbz22 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:17 am

Whats the deal with the Reno Raiders & will they ever play in Reno? There is a new events center where the NBA D-League Bighorns play.

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Post by Pounder » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:22 am

The events center is not that new.

It's primary tenant is not the Bighorns; it's the concert promotion business. They take every possible Saturday. I'm not terribly sure it could fit a full rink anyway. Reno needs another option for hockey.
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Post by toad455 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:25 am

The league has added the Evansville Iceman & Fort Wayne Komets from the CHL for the 2012-2013 season bringing their total to 23 teams.

Their aligment will be:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Trenton
Reading
Elmira
Wheeling

Northern Conference
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Cincinnati
Kalamazoo
Toledo

Southern Conference
Florida
Orlando
Greenville
Gwinnett
South Carolina

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Mountain Division
Alaska
Colorado
Idaho
Utah

Pacific Division
Bakersfield
Las Vegas
Ontario
San Francisco
Stockton

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Post by Pounder » Thu May 24, 2012 5:35 pm

Funny thing happened yesterday... the IOC and the US Olympic Committee settled a longstanding issue over some revenue streams that surprisingly come to USOC. That will probably give American cities a better chance to win an Olympic bid sometime in the foreseeable future.

Now we'll see if Reno wants to chip in for a real hockey facility, since the region already has an active committee seeking the 2022 Winter games. Don't hold your breath... but keep an eye out.
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